Sanitation workers are those that do the dirty work and the truth is, we couldn’t live without them. These workers are the ones that pick up your garbage and help properly dispose of it. The individuals driving the trash trucks are ensuring that your neighborhood and home is clean. Some sanitation workers are employed at recycling plants or land fills. The important work of these individuals unfortunately comes with a few safety risks.
Examples of some of the more common accidents for sanitation workers are:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Accidents during the exiting or entering of trucks to get garbage cans
- Lifting Accidents
- Exposure to Hazardous Materials from garbage
- Sprains & Strains
- Overexertion Injuries from handling heavy loads
- Falls from the garbage truck
The sanitation industry is an important one and workers should know their rights if they are ever injured on the job. A Georgia workers’ compensation attorney like those at Kaufman Law can help you with your potential case. With questions, contact us here.